NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are proud to announce the four nominees for Week 1 of the Titans High School Coach of the Week honors! This week’s nominees are Jeremy Bosken of David Crockett, Ernie Jackson of Haywood, George Quarles of Maryville and James Counce of Henry County high school.
Each coach was chosen by sports media throughout the state of Tennessee on the basis of specific criteria. The specific criteria included, beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, an amazing come from behind victory, and/or involvement in the local community.
Also considered, is a coach’s consideration of his players’ safety, by teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques, concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration guidelines.
Please look to the brief description of each nominated coach before voting:
Jeremy Bosken, David Crockett High School: Coach Bosken’s Pioneers defeated Unicoi County 48-26. The win places David Crockett 2-0 on the season, marking one of the best starts from a program who has had very few winning seasons in the 43-year history of the school. This is also Bosken’s first year as the Pioneers’ head coach, and he is rallying the community around the program.
Ernie Jackson, Haywood High School: Jackson’s Haywood High School Tomcats defeated Class 4A fifth-ranked Dyersburg Trojans in a road game upset, 46-24. The first-year high school coach put together a great game plan pulling away from his opponent in the second half, racking up over 600 total yards of offense.
George Quarles, Maryville High School: Quarles’ program scored quickly, giving Maryville a 14-0 lead, and pushing its opponent from its great run attack. In a battle of the two high school football coaches in the country with the most wins, Coach Quarles’ Rebels overwhelmed state power Alcoa High School, 31-2. Additionally, Quarles took advantage of the big game opportunity by giving back to the community by participating in a food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank.
James Counce, Henry County High School: Counce’s Class 5A third-ranked Patriots traveled to Beech High School and defeated the Class 5A top-ranked team 41-20. The victory snapped the defending state champion Buccaneers’ 16-game win streak.
The winner of the Coach of the Week grant will receive $1,000 to help a deserving school provide funds for equipment, turf treatment or upgrades to their field house!
Click here to vote for the Week 1 Coach of the Week. Voting is open until 9 a.m. ET/8 a.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 5.